Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Parks

A little about me. 

Let's see, I have worked in many art forms throughout my life from visual to performance. It brings me joy to pass on my knowledge to the next generation so they can make their own amazing art pieces. I received my bachelor's degree in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut, studying acting, voice, costume design/fabrication, prop design/fabrication, set design/fabrication, and of course puppetry in all its amazing forms. I also received an associate's degree in Special Effects & Makeup form the Tom Savini Special Effects Program at DEC, studying sculpting, molding, casting, painting/airbrush painting, mask making, special effects prosthetics, animatronics, prop design/ fabrication, and character design.

Before teaching I performed on stage and at major theme parks as well as built puppets, masks, and costumes still used in the parks. I also worked with a traveling puppet group, worked on a few commercials, worked on a ton of musicals, taught theatre and for a few years I was a ZooKeeper. So it's been an interesting road and I am ready to take on this new opportunity. 

See you in class or Online

Mr. Parks